Angola-Equatorial Guinea cooperation gains more prominence

Luanda – The sectors of education, oil, transport, agriculture and fisheries are among the areas in which Angola and Equatorial Guinea intend to re-launch their future cooperation.

This was said Monday to the press in Luanda by the Angolan ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Gilberto Buta Lutukuta.

The diplomat was speaking before the meeting that gathered the ministerial delegations from the two countries.

The visiting delegation was led by the president of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema, who paid a few-hour working visit to Angola.

In addition to this ministerial meeting, the presidents of Angola and Equatorial Guinea, respectively, Jose Eduardo dos Santos and Teodoro Obinag Nguma, held a private meeting where they assessed the degree of bilateral cooperation.

Gilberto Lutukuta considered the agriculture crucial for enhancing the relations, stressing that the sector continues to be the basis for development of both countries.

While the air transport sector, he said that a study was under way to examine the reciprocal economic advantages for the establishment of air transport between the two countries.

On education, the diplomat stressed that the government authorities of Equatorial Guinea has been asking Angola, Portugal and Brazil for assistance in the training of local students in the Portuguese language domain.

Angola and Equatorial Guinea maintain excellent cooperative relations at bilateral framework and international organisations such as the Gulf of Guinea Commission (GGC), the African Union (AU), the UN and other institutions.

Source: Angola Press News Agency